How to Stream Video on SharePoint Websites

SharePoint is one of Microsoft’s most popular products. In 2017 alone, its usage has grown by 90 percent, content has increased by 300 percent, and more than 10 million new SharePoint sites have been created.
While it boasts incredible collaboration and document management capabilities, SharePoint wasn’t designed with video file management in mind. The movingimage SharePoint connector aims to address this issue by transforming SharePoint into an enhanced platform with powerful video competencies which can fulfill business use cases to the greatest extent.

movingimage SharePoint Connector—Ideal for Video Management

Developed by a dedicated team of video experts, the movingimage SharePoint connector is guaranteed to boost any video performance, whether within the enterprise or outside of it. This easy-to-install, intuitive web-app connector draws on the SharePoint platform and adds advanced video management capabilities to it. It allows users to seamlessly integrate, manage, share, and stream video within SharePoint sites, Wikis, and discussion threads and includes the following features:

  • Multiple supported versions (SharePoint 2010 onwards)
    The connector supports all SharePoint versions up to date: SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 365.
  • Embedding
    The connector allows users to easily embed videos directly from SharePoint’s interface while maintaining a “native” environment.
  • Account selection
    The connector allows users with access to more than one movingimage EVP account to select the desired account from a drop-down menu.
  • Channel selection
    The connector allows users to view all channels on the chosen movingimage EVP account. Once a user selects a channel or a subchannel, its videos will be displayed automatically.
  • Video selection
    The connector empowers users to select a video and highlight it. Videos’ display includes thumbnail title, description, and keywords.
  • Search
    The connector enables users to search for specific videos by title, description, and related keywords.
  • Editable metadata
    As part of the video display, metadata is key to both engaging viewers and boosting search rankings. The connector includes the following editable metadata: title, description, and keywords.
  • Preview player
    The connector consists of a preview player which enables users to preview the desired video and edit it.
    -change video- allows users to change the video in the frame /preview player.
    -change frame size- allows users to change the size of the video player/ video frame that contains it and auto-adjust the player’s size to the frame.
    -adjust placement- allows users to define the video’s horizontal and vertical size (similar to other SharePoint content types).
    -choose a player- allows users to select a player from a drop-down menu with pre-defined players in the movingimage EVP.
    -advanced editing options- grants access to movingimage’s EVP backend, where users could further edit their videos.
  • Video editing options
    The connector grants access to the preview player and other functionalities through an editable web part. The web part is available upon embedding a video into SharePoint and encompasses various editing options:
  • Video ingest
    The connector empowers users to upload a video file directly to the movingimage EVP from the SharePoint connector. Once a file is selected, the video display will open automatically and enable users to add its appropriate metadata.
  • Token protection
    This feature is meant to secure business videos with sensitive content. It allows users to secure their videos with token protection.
  • Single Sign-On
    A single click on the movingimage icon triggers the authentication process that grants a user permission to all of his movingimage EVP videos.

 

The abovementioned features are essential to any business that uses SharePoint in conjunction with videos. They enhance video performance, delivery, usability, and even security. Don’t believe us?

See for yourself

movingimage’s SharePoint webinar covers the connector’s features and includes a live demo by our lead solution architect and director of marketing. Watch the webinar or request a demo today!